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American/Kiwi author, educator and explorer returns to NZ

Saturday, 25 May 2019, 12:40 pm | Jo Patti

American/Kiwi author, educator and explorer returns to New Zealand for book tour More >>

2019 Fred Awards Finalists announced

Saturday, 25 May 2019, 12:38 pm | NZ International Comedy Festival

This year’s Fred Award judges have chosen three finalists to compete at Electric Kiwi Last Laughs on Sunday for The FRED, which is awarded to the Best New Zealand Show in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival with Best Foods Mayo. More >>

Meech chasing a medal at Laser European championships

Saturday, 25 May 2019, 12:33 pm | Yachting New Zealand

Sam Meech produced the sort of day he expects on day five of the Laser European championships in Porto and it has left him with an outside chance of picking up a medal. More >>

Brecht or bust in The Collective

Friday, 24 May 2019, 4:35 pm | Te Auaha

Te Auaha is proud to present its upcoming season of The Collective (Tāpere Nui, 14-22 June), Wellington playwright Jean Betts’ award-winning theatrical adaptation of John Fuegi’s shattering 1994 exposé, Brecht & Co. Told with Betts’ ... More >>

Finalists for 2019 National Contemporary Art Award announced

Friday, 24 May 2019, 4:23 pm | Hamilton City Council

Fifty-one artists are vying for the $27,000 of prize money in the 2019 National Contemporary Art Award. More >>

Hastings City Gallery is calling for exhibition proposals

Friday, 24 May 2019, 3:19 pm | Hastings District Council

The Hastings City Art Gallery is calling for individual and collaborative exhibition proposals to be included in our 2020 Foyer and Alcove exhibition programme. More >>

Fans Quick to Secure Tickets for ANZ Premiership Grand Final

Friday, 24 May 2019, 2:07 pm | Netball NZ

Tickets to the 2019 ANZ Premiership Grand Final have been in hot demand, with the full allocation exhausted within two hours of being released to the public today. More >>

Groundbreaking Australian stage spectacular in NZ

Friday, 24 May 2019, 1:16 pm | Meera

Groundbreaking Australian theatre company, Wild Dreamer Productions is set to make its international debut with stage spectacular MEERA playing six shows in New Zealand next week. More >>

The creative team for WOW 2019 Awards Show revealed

Friday, 24 May 2019, 12:52 pm | WOW Awards

Some of the best and brightest creative minds from both sides of the Tasman have been brought together to create this year’s World of WearableArt ® (WOW) Awards Show. More >>

Neil Young's Live Rust 40th anniversary concert tour

Friday, 24 May 2019, 12:16 pm | Sandra Roberts

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Neil Young’s 1979 Live Rust album that captured the best of his Rust Never Sleeps Tour, a super group of New Zealand artists will come together to perform live in concert, the album in its entirety, track-by-track. More >>

Scott McLaughlin's road to redemption

Friday, 24 May 2019, 10:17 am | Highlands Motorsport Park

What a difference a year makes. Sunday, November 26, 2017 was the lowest moment of Scott McLaughlin’s racing career. He suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final event of the 2017 Supercars Championship on the streets of Newcastle. Twelve ... More >>

NZ sailors looking to move up at Laser European champs

Friday, 24 May 2019, 9:30 am | Yachting New Zealand

It's a game of fine margins at the top level of sailing and it didn't always go in the favour of the New Zealand squad on the fourth day of the Laser Europeans in Porto today. More >>

Top talent celebrated at 15th annual Pacific Music Awards

Friday, 24 May 2019, 9:17 am | Pacific Music Awards

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration tonight as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. More >>

Christchurch girl Melissa Bayley releases her first single

Friday, 24 May 2019, 9:15 am | George Bayley

Christchurch girl Melissa Bayley releases her first single ‘Ocean Blues’ on World Ocean Day with all proceeds to be donated to The Ocean Project More >>

Pulse captain back in black with Ekenasio and Burger

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 5:21 pm | Central Pulse

Six months after her surprise omission, Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse captain Katrina Rore has made a triumphant return to the Silver Ferns team for July’s Netball World Cup. More >>

Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team named

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 4:31 pm | Netball New Zealand

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua has named a 12-strong team, featuring the return of defenders Katrina Rore and Phoenix Karaka, midcourter Shannon Saunders and shooter Bailey Mes, to contest the 2019 Netball World Cup (NWC) in Liverpool in July. More >>

Local Film Camino Skies Releases Official Trailer

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 1:17 pm | Limelight

Limelight Distribution has today released the official theatrical trailer and poster for the upcoming film CAMINO SKIES , an inspirational documentary feature following six New Zealand and Australian strangers as they set out to conquer the almighty ... More >>

WOW 2020 – Pilatus Aircraft Ltd

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 12:28 pm | Warbirds

One of the newest and most unique business jets in the world will make its New Zealand debut at next Easter’s Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow. More >>

Otago Museum wins Arts Access Museums Award 2019

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 11:35 am | Otago Museum

Otago Museum was presented the Arts Access Museums Award 2019 for its collaboration with the local autistic community at theServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards 2019 at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Wednesday 22 May. More >>

Closed captions are now available on HEIHEI

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 11:07 am | TVNZ

HEIHEI was developed by TVNZ and NZ On Air as a safe space for kids to watch content online. From this week onwards, the majority of the platform’s local content, as well as a selection of international titles will carry closed captions, making programmes ... More >>

Museum of Transport and Technology wins top industry award

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:45 am | Museum of Transport and Technology

MOTAT, New Zealand’s Museum of Transport and Technology has taken out top prize for its exhibition Accelerate: Driving New Zealand in the category of ‘Exhibition Excellence: Science and Technology’ the 2019 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museums Awards ... More >>

Wellycon - the biggest, fun, friendly board game convention

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:39 am | Wellycon

Wellycon, New Zealand’s biggest, fun, friendliest annual board game convention, is back for its 12th year! This Queen’s Birthday weekend, 1-2 June 2019, over 1000 board gamers of all ages will be welcomed to the Indian Sports and Cultural Centre ... More >>

Madcap Mexican music from Carnivorous Plant Society

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:28 am | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Madcap Mexican music Southern Hemisphere style from Carnivorous Plant Society - touring 3-31 July More >>

Virtuoso violinist joins NZSO for winter concert tour

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:23 am | NZ Symphony Orchestra

One of the most versatile and exciting violinists of the decade makes her New Zealand Symphony Orchestra debut in June. More >>

Lime Cordiale release video for 'Inappropriate Behavior'

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:09 am | NicNak Media

Last week Lime Cordiale released brand new track 'Inappropriate Behaviour’ and now they share the official video. The clip was made by award winning director Aimee-Lee X. Curran and long-time Lime Cordiale collaborator Jack Sheppard . It shows the band ... More >>

NZTrio celebrates Aoteroa with 2019 programme

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:04 am | Elephant Publicity

NZTrio is thrilled to announce its 2019 programme, with the newly established permanent trio; Ashley Brown (cello), Amalia Hall (violin), and Somi Kim (piano). The 2019 series will explore the fundamental forces that shape our land, our population, and ... More >>

Round 13 Match Report | Steel v Stars

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:54 am | ANZ Premiership

With a bigger prize looming next week involving a rematch against the same opponents, the Ascot Park Hotel Steel gained the early favouritism after outshining the Northern Stars 63-46 in Invercargill on Wednesday. More >>

Gilmour focused on the second half of the season

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:42 am | Emma Gilmour

Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour has had to make some hard decisions, following a mechanically mired start to the season and has opted not to enter the Lone Star Canterbury Rally on June 1. More >>

NZ Sailors well poised at Laser European championships

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:30 am | Yachting New Zealand

New Zealand's sailors emerged from an often treacherous qualifying series in good shape heading into gold fleet racing at the Laser European championships in Porto. More >>

Tom Walker Welcomes Abby Wolfe To His Debut NZ Show

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:29 am | Frontier Touring Company

Scottish singer-songwriter Tom Walker will be touching down on our shores for his first ever New Zealand headline show this August. Frontier Touring is excited to announce that he will be joined by special guest Abby Wolfe for his Auckland performance. ... More >>

Otago and Tairāwhiti Museum clean up at NZ Museum Awards

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 9:07 am | Museums Aotearoa

Otago and Tairāwhiti Museum clean up at ServiceIQ NZ Museum Awards More >>

Don't Miss the 2019 New Zealand Jazz Gala Tour

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 6:36 am | Rodger Fox Big Band

Featuring renowned rock drummer Gregg Bissonette, vocalist Glenn Walters, and UK Trumpet Star Louis Dowdeswell in concert with the Rodger Fox Big Band   More >>

Late Tongan Queen contribution to Pacific Music recognised

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:42 pm | Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is proud to sponsor the MIT Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2019 Pacific Music Awards. More >>

New Zealand’s Newest Festival to Celebrate Creativity

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:22 pm | WLG-X

New Zealand’s Newest Festival to Celebrate Creativity and Innovation More >>

Te Hononga - Whangārei’s Latest Big Artwork Completed

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 3:15 pm | Spacelamp

Whangārei’s latest public artwork has its official karakia and opening on at 7:00am on Friday 24 May. To be led by kaumatua Fred Tito, it will take place by the work - on the corner of John and Robert Streets, Whangārei. More >>

Aktive releases results of inaugural Organised Sport Survey

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 12:56 pm | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

National and Regional Sport Organisations are having their voices heard through the inaugural Organised Sport Survey, organised by Aktive. More >>

Hunt for 2019 Dirt Guide Glory Starts Now

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 11:32 am | Bikesport NZ

MAY 22, 2019: It's time once again to dust off the dirt bike, strap on your helmet, grab a few mates and head into the bush. The 2019 Dirt Guide Cross-country Series kicks off next weekend (June 1), again promising to be anything the riders want it ... More >>

Firefighters smash records for charity

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 11:29 am | Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

Firefighters have fundraised a recording breaking $1,307,637.02 for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) on the 15th anniversary of the annual Firefighters Sky Tower Stair Challenge on Saturday. More >>

Better late than never: Pacific culture events reboot

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:39 am | Pacific Dance Festival

In the wake of the cancellation of the Pasifika Festival and the final day of Polyfest following the Christchurch terrorist attack, the Pacific Dance Festival is proud to offer supporters and people of Pacific heritage the chance to celebrate this strong ... More >>

Aktive releases results of inaugural Organised Sport Survey

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:23 am | Aktive - Auckland Sport and Recreation

National and Regional Sport Organisations are having their voices heard through the inaugural Organised Sport Survey, organised by Aktive. The recently conducted survey saw close to 50 sporting organisations share their views on different aspects, including ... More >>

Bray back on top but battle royal behind at ProKart round

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:16 am | KartSport

Auckland-based international Daniel Bray claimed his second Aarque Group KZ2 class win of the 2019 season at an all-action third round of this year’s Toyota Racing ProKart Series in conjunction with Speedworks at Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty on ... More >>

Meech fights back at Laser European championships

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:15 am | Yachting New Zealand

Sam Meech isn't used to making too many mistakes but he still managed to limit the damage to remain in contention at the Laser European championships in Porto. More >>

Jimmy Barnes Is Shutting Down Your Town!

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:14 am | Eccles Entertainment

Jimmy Barnes has today announced he will be jumping across the ditch on the – Shutting Down Your Town Tour- playing all his classic hits plus highlights from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record , released Friday, 31 May 2019 on Bloodlines. More >>

Native Tongue welcomes JessB

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 3:02 pm | Native Tongue

The Auckland based hip-hop artist was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Hip Hop Artist at the 2018 New Zealand Music Awards. JessB has performed to massive crowds at almost every major New Zealand festival and has recently played ... More >>

Toy Library Awareness Week 27 May – 2 June

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:33 pm | Toy Libraries

Play is not frivolous or a way to fill in time. For children PLAY IS THE WAY they learn and develop. The Toy Library Federation of New Zealand believes that all children have the need and right to play. More >>

Stiff Little Fingers - 41 Years Of Inflammable Material Tour

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:09 pm | Touring Musicians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Announce 41 Years Of Inflammable Material Australian and NZ Tour More >>

Listen In Auckland line-up

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:05 pm | Our House Festival

Listen In Auckland line-up is here! Tickets on sale Midday 23rd May from LISTEN IN AUCKLAND 2019 LINEUP FLUME DIPLO SCHOOLBOY Q 6LACK SLOWTHAI LISTEN IN AUCKLAND 2019: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland | Friday 4th October 2019 RSVP Listen In is a concentrated ... More >>

Final Showdown for Cross-Country Nationals

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:00 pm | Bikesport NZ

MAY 21, 2019: The 2019 New Zealand Cross-country Championships will wrap up near Taumarunui this coming weekend with plenty still on the line. More >>

Double Talk: Lunchtime Series

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 12:08 pm | Adam Art Gallery

Join us for the first of our Double Talk lunchtime conversations as Double Take curator Ane Tonga speaks with Nick Netzler and Sean Mallon. Tonga and Netzler share an interest in the medium of photography and the spaces—physical or otherwise—where gendered ... More >>

Up in Arms for Brain Cancer

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:54 am | White Matter

Iconic Christchurch pub, the Pegasus Arms is stepping up in support of Brain Cancer Awareness Month. The May Matters Walk is a charity event bringing people together in support of the work of the White Matter Brain Cancer Trust. The pub is the start ... More >>

Drop The Mic & VUW Present… Fairlie Amusing!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Are you fairlie fed up? Fairlie worried about the world? Living in a fairlie awful flat with fairlie awful flat mates? More >>

Calling for New Zealand’s brightest new stars

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:52 am | Coca Cola Christmas In The Park

The producers of one of the nation’s biggest free outdoor Christmas celebrations are calling for talented newcomers to audition for their chance to be part of the iconic musical spectacular Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park , now in its 26th year. More >>

Her Majesty Queen Sālote Tupou lll to receive Award

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 10:28 am | Pacific Music Awards

Her Majesty Queen Sālote Tupou lll to receive 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award More >>

Samoa Aukilani name squad to face Auckland

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:44 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Samoa Aukilani (Auckland) squad to take on the Auckland premier team over Queen’s Birthday Weekend has been named. Seven Auckland clubs are represented in the squad, which includes 2018 Auckland representatives Simon Luafalealo, Jordan Tuarae, Daniel ... More >>

Round 13 Match Report | Mystics v Pulse

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:44 am | ANZ Premiership

The Northern Mystics saved their best to the very last, overthrowing league leaders Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse, 60-54, in their final performance of the season. More >>

NZ Laser sailors look to continue run at Euro championships

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:36 am | Yachting New Zealand

New Zealand's Laser sailors looked to build on this country's success in other classes as racing got under way at the Laser European championships in Porto overnight (NZ time). More >>

Adam McGrath and 4-piece band to perform at Tuning Fork

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:28 am | The Label

The Eastern's Adam McGrath and 4-piece band to perform at Auckland's Tuning Fork this June More >>

Te Papa acquires rare painting of Cook's voyage

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:19 am | Te Papa

Te Papa announced today it has purchased William Hodges’ Waterfall in Dusky Bay with Maori Canoe for New Zealand’s national art collection. More >>

Call out to New Zealand’s Freedivers

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:16 am | Lazy Seal Freediving Club

If you’re looking to test your pool freediving mettle, want to hone your breath holding skills or just experience the thrill of a freediving competition, this year’s Ocean Hunter Wellington Winter Championships will be held June 8 - 9, 2019 at the ... More >>

The craze sweeping across NZ: wine and painting

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:13 am | Paintvine

It turns out New Zealanders are an artistic bunch… or we’re just into any excuse for wine, judging by the success of Auckland-based Paintvine . More >>



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